In-depth research on youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) in Thailand

Addressing the challenges and creating opportunities for Thailand's disconnected youth

A group of male and female students work on a computer at a school computer lab.
UNICEF Thailand/2016/Metee Thuentap


"In-depth research on youth not in employment, education, or training (NEET) in Thailand" addresses the growing concern of young individuals (aged 15-24) who are neither employed nor involved in education or training. This issue presents significant social and economic challenges for Thailand, particularly as the nation faces an aging population and a decline in youth demographics. This comprehensive study seeks to explore the contributing factors to the NEET phenomenon in Thailand, identify gaps in current policies and services, and provide recommendations for targeted interventions. As the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on education and employment, it is crucial to understand and support these vulnerable youth populations to foster social inclusion and propel Thailand towards its goal of becoming a high-income country.

A cover of a report "In-depth research on youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) in Thailand".
College of Population Studies, Social Research Institute, Chula Unisearch, Chulalongkorn University
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English, Thai